Sea Hermit Blog ~ Tom Rizzo

This particular blog was created by a fellow float collector.  He specializes in European floats & has researched their history extensively.  There is a lot of great information & photographs on the blog.

Best Norwegian ~ Info on European Glass Fishing Floats

This website offers travel information on Norway, but there is a page dedicated to glass fishing floats.  A float collector friend of mine, Per Einar Gunnarsen, has done extensive research & traveled through Norway finding new marks & digging up lot of historical information.

**This site offers detailed information on how to replace the nets on floats.

Norway Float ~ Info on European Glass Fishing Floats

This website also offers a lot of historical information & photographs about European glass fishing floats.


The following books are great references for information on the history of glass fishing floats, various marks, shapes & uses.

Beachcombing for Japanese Glass Floats
  Author:  Amos Wood

Glass Ball:  A Comprehensive Guide for Oriental Glass Fishing Floats Found on Pacific Beaches
Author:  Walt Pich

Glass Ball Marks:  A Field Guide to Identify Characters on Oriental Glass Fishing Floats
  Author:  Walt Pich

Glass Ball Shapes
  Author:  Walt Pich

**Periodically, I will have the books by Walt Pich for sale in my Etsy shop.


If you would like to contact me about glass fishing floats, I would be happy to try to answer your questions, or I can refer you to someone that might be able to help.  I do get a lot of messages, so it might take me a while to reply.  Thank you!

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